44 - Paul Ena
Paul Ena
Height: 6-2
Weight: 230
Year: So.
Hometown: Kenmore, Wash.
High School: Inglemoor HS '09
Position: LB
Experience: 1L

2010: Listed as a backup at middle linebacker on EWU’s preseason depth chart. He had 20 tackles in four spring scrimmages before suffering an elbow injury in the final outing.

2009: Named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. He played in all 12 games in 2009 as a true freshman, first as a backup defensive end and then as a starter at middle linebacker in the final two games. Because of injuries at linebacker, he started EWU’s regular season finale against Northern Arizona (11/21/09) and finished with a team-high 16 tackles. He started again in the FCS Playoffs against Stephen F. Austin (11/28/09) and had 20 tackles to rank as the sixth-most in recorded school history. He finished the season fifth on the team with a total of 63 tackles, and was Eastern’s fourth player to be on EWU’s depth chart as a starter at middle linebacker in 2009. He earned team defensive player of the week honors for his performance against NAU, as well as in a 35-24 win over Montana State (10/24/09) when he finished with four tackles. He had sacks in his collegiate debut versus Western Oregon (9/5/09) and Idaho State (10/3/09).

HS: Graduated from Inglemoor HS in 2009. Selected to play in the 4A/3A East-West All-State Game. Named by the Seattle Times as a “White Chip” selection as one of the top 100 prospects in the state of Washington. He was the KingCo 4A Crown Division Defensive Player of the Year and was a first team all-league selection as a linebacker. He finished his senior season with 162 total tackles (65 solo, 97 assisted) and two sacks. He also rushed 100 times for 348 yards and three touchdowns, and caught 11 passes for another 82 yards and a score. He helped Inglemoor to a 6-4 record after a 7-5 mark his junior season. He was a first team All-KingCo 4A selection at linebacker as a junior, and was also a standout on Inglemoor’s track team and competed in basketball. Inglemoor’s 4x100 and 4x400 relays both placed fourth at the State 4A Championships. Ena was a 3.8 student in high school.

Personal: Born 7/24/91 in Seattle, Wash. His father, Tali Ena, was a standout running back at Washington State University (1976-79) and went on to play for the Seattle Seahawks. Physical education major. Name is pronounced “eh-nuh.”

 

Year   GP     TT     Hi     S      TL-Yds FF-FR  PBU    I-Yds
2009   12     63     20     2      6-14   0-1    2      0-0
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